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Are there any exemptions to legal rights in Scottish law of

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Are there any exemptions to legal rights in Scottish law of a spouse? Friend has been estranged from wife for 30 years he has since passed away. Can I as the executor
take the case to court to not pay her anything
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Scots Law
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
On their wedding evening informed him she was a lesbian, and has lived with her partner for over 30 years
and he lived with his partner. He did not believe in divorce so was still legally married when he died in February
Expert:  JGM replied 1 year ago.

Unfortunately not. If they were legally married at the date of death, she can claim legal rights.